Stryper @The Cannery North-Vegas 4-23-16
Stryper @The Cannery North 4-23-16
by: Leah Burlington
Stryper is one of those bands from the 80’s that has gotten better with age and experience over the years. They were huge back in the day and they are still going strong with an immense fan base that follows their every move. They released two amazing albums in the last few years, “No More Hell to Pay” and “Fallen”, which have become big fave’s in my CD collection. Most people are very into their Christian message, but for me it’s the magic of the musical abilities of the two main cats that go perfect together. That would be Michael Sweet, (Vocals-Guitars) and Oz Fox (Guitars and Backround Vocals). These two talented men, when they play together, have a magical balance of harmonies and melodies on guitars as well on vocals, which seem to be angelic in nature. These days there is really not many bands that can pull off these chorus’ and screams like Sweet and Fox can. Michael still has an incredible range that has just got better with age instead of lacking. This band still has their chops and as a live band, can’t be beat. Robert Sweet (Drums) and Tim Gaines (Bass-Backround vocals), hold the beat and rhythm with superhuman strength and fierceness. The message is also brought across with purity and love, which even as an unbeliever, I can still feel. I always come away with a sense of well being and lightness when I see Stryper. So it even works on me.
Stryper played at The Cannery Hotel and Casino this night as an opener for Skid Row. The Skid’s are on their 4th singer to date, who is ZP from the band Dragonforce and the guy is an incredible singer. But I was there for the “Yellow and Black Attack’, so this review is just for and about them.
Read more in the May issue of Sin City Presents Magazine here:Sin City Presents Magazine
Youtube Video’s: by Kenneth Terrell, filmed in Las Vegas 4-23-16 (Thank you!!)